With McLaren's first drivers' title since 1999 in the bag, many experts now expect team boss Ron Dennis to step down.

With McLaren's first drivers' title since 1999 in the bag, many experts now expect team boss Ron Dennis to step down.

The 61-year-old Briton admitted recently he "agonised" over whether to cede his position to chief executive Martin Whitmarsh last winter, in the simmering wake of the 2007 spy scandal.

And now after seeing stability return to his Woking based outfit, and watching his protege Lewis Hamilton complete the climb from his days as a McLaren-backed kart driver to F1 stardom, many believe the signs are right that Dennis will take his often-mentioned sidewards step.

"I love formula one," he was quoted as saying by the Press Association on Sunday in Brazil, where Lewis Hamilton clinched the championship by one point.

But in the throes of victory at Interlagos, Dennis insisted the time was not right to make an immediate decision about his future.

"I've not given any thought to anything other than winning a world championship," he said.

"We will first take everything out of this success and enjoy it."

 

 

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